Morocco to Build 17,000 Low-cost Housing Units

Published October 27th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Morocco said on Wednesday it will build 17,000 low-cost lodgings. 

The announcement was made by housing secretary of state Mohamed Lambarki, who said his department has already approved the project, according to Moroccan news agency (MAP) on Thursday. 

MAP added that the project will be enlarged and consolidated by another program to build 40,000 lodgings, to be funded by the Tourism and Real-Estate Bank (CIH), Lambarki told a debate held on the fringes of the international construction fair, which kicked off on Wednesday in Casablanca 

The General Census of Population and Housing conducted September 1994 showed a total population of 26,073,593 persons; including 50,181 foreigners. The Population is concentrated in the largest cities: Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakesh, Fes, Tangier and Laayoun. 

The urban population went up from 8,730,399 to 13,414,560 between the 1982 and 1994 censuses – 

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